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We visited the new installation on IBM 2, Strangers Also Dance by the Australian artist, Glyph Graves.
It all begins deceptively mildly … a walk in a very standard Linden Lab landscape. The first intimations of strangeness come with the unusual plants … the strange bubblings in the water. The tantacles that reach towards you … and then you become drawn into the story – in a rather dramatic way.
For this installation is a story and – with the help of Glyph – we’ll be exploring it and learning that it is not just about us looking at the installation … for the installation (or elements of it) also looks at us, and makes us see things in a wholly new light.
But as well as telling a story, it presents some vivid and breathtaking images too – none more so, perhaps, than in the final breathtaking dance itself.